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Twinkle star

A portable crystal lamp with a lot of get-up-and-glow

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Inspired by the notion of a woodland picnic at dusk surrounded by fireflies, a fairytale setting with flickering roaming lights, French designer Noé Duchaufour-lawrance conceived the ‘Folia’ portable lamp for glassware brand Saint-louis. A nod to the forests that surround the crystal powerhouse’s factory in Lorraine, in north-east France, the wood of which fuelled the Saint-louis ovens centuries ago, the wireless rechargeab­le lamps are formed either from light or dark ash, an offering from the existing 2019 range, or charcoal black ash, which is new for this year. The wood is then married with a brushed brass or bronze anodised aluminium handle and a glass shade carved with geometric patterns (available in a choice of clear crystal, clear crystal with satin bevel cuts, or crystal lined with amber), which were inspired by the shape of a leaf and create mesmerisin­g plays of light and sparkling reflection­s. The lamps can be used outdoors, but we’ve plumped for using ours to shed a twinkly glow over an indoor cocktail soirée, at which we’re serving up Dirty Martinis, spicy chilli prawns and edamame beans.

 ?? PHOTOGRAPH­Y: OSKAR PROCTOR INTERIORS: OLLY MASON ENTERTAINI­NG DIRECTOR: MELINA KEAYS WRITER: ANNE SOWARD ?? ‘Plinth’ table, €1,800, by Norm Architects, for Menu. ‘Bloom’ spice jar, £59, by Athanasios Babalis, for Shibui; ‘Sekki’ pot, £9, by Ferm Living, both from Twentytwen­tyone. ‘Folia’ portable lamp, from £1,774, by Noé Duchaufour­lawrance, for Saint-louis. ‘Lulu’ martini glass, £60 for set of four, by LSA Internatio­nal, from Amara
PHOTOGRAPH­Y: OSKAR PROCTOR INTERIORS: OLLY MASON ENTERTAINI­NG DIRECTOR: MELINA KEAYS WRITER: ANNE SOWARD ‘Plinth’ table, €1,800, by Norm Architects, for Menu. ‘Bloom’ spice jar, £59, by Athanasios Babalis, for Shibui; ‘Sekki’ pot, £9, by Ferm Living, both from Twentytwen­tyone. ‘Folia’ portable lamp, from £1,774, by Noé Duchaufour­lawrance, for Saint-louis. ‘Lulu’ martini glass, £60 for set of four, by LSA Internatio­nal, from Amara

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